(A) The permit holder shall provide uniform cards or forms upon which each trainer responsible for entering a horse to race at the meeting shall record the name, tattoo number or freeze brand, color, age, sex, gait and markings of such horse along with all equipment customarily worn by such horse competing in a race at the track. Such equipment list shall include information as to the bit, boots, bandages, harness, hobbles and any other racing equipment. Such record shall be kept in a permanent file under the supervision of the paddock judge. The trainer shall report any changes in the equipment worn by the horse to the paddock judge at least one hour before the post time of the race in which the horse is to compete.
(B) Prior to entering the track in preparation for the post parade, every horse entered to race shall be checked by the identifier for all items listed on such cards or forms and any discrepancies shall be reported immediately by the identifier to the paddock judge who shall forthwith report such discrepancies to the presiding judge.
(C) Should the judges determine that any discrepancies set out in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule are of a nature that would affect the horses performance in the race, or that an improperly listed horse is entered to start, that horse may be scratched from competition in the race.
(D) Any trainer who refuses to provide proper information required herein, who fails to report any changes in equipment worn by the horse, or who provides false information as to the horse or equipment worn by the horse, shall be subject to being fined, suspended or ruled off.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/10/2015 and 09/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: Ohio Revised Code 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: Ohio Revised Code 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1985, 12/4/2009